The Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaíon and Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) have announced details of an innovative new online series designed to support the wellbeing of arts professionals in Ireland, with particular relevance to the present Covid-19 pandemic.
The programme features panel exchanges chaired by psychologist Dr Maureen Gaffney, with guest speakers from a range of art forms in addition to follow-up workshops and online resources exploring self-care and wellbeing. Surviving or Thriving? takes place over three weeks from 15 March to 01 April 2021, with podcasts and other online resources available ongoing.
All events are free but booking is required.
We were delighted to liaise with WHAT on the theatre strand and the dates are as follows:
Thursday 01 April, 10.30am:
Panel Exchange 6: Theatre
Chaired by Dr Maureen Gaffney, with guest speakers theatre maker Louise Lowe, actor Aaron Monaghan and costume designer Catherine Fay.
Thursday 01 April, 12.30pm
Workshop 6: Theatre
Working in the Arts: How to live on the edge of chaos, facilitated by Chartered Psychologist and musician Louize Carroll.
Here are the dance strand dates:
Thursday 25 March, 10.30am:
Panel Exchange 4: Dance
Chaired by Dr Maureen Gaffney, with guest speakers choreographer and dance artist Fearghus Ó Conchúir, choreographer and dance artist Catherine Young and choreographer David Bolger.
Friday 26 March, 10.30am:
Workshop 4: Dance
Embracing your dance practice and knowledge to support your wellbeing, facilitated by Dr Jenny Elliott, dance artist, choreographer, Artistic Director and CEO, Arts Care, a leading arts and health organisation in Northern Ireland.
For more info on all the artform strands and how to register, have a look at the full schedule of events.